It was a beautiful fall weekend in northern Virginia, but unfortunately, I was not able to get out and do any serious photography. As a consequence, I am feeling photography withdrawal pains. The antidote is to make plans for a serious photography outing at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware to photograph the large flocks of migratory snow geese that winter there.
Even though I did not get out for any “serious photography,” my camera is always ready, and therefore, I was able to photograph an American Goldfinch in one of the trees behind our house. The tree had already shed its leaves, but the bright orange leaves on the tree behind it helped to frame this image. (Nikon D300, ISO 200, 340mm, f/5.3, 1/200 sec)